A tour through "West-Berlin's" heartland
This tour takes you through Charlottenburg which is currently seeing a spectacular revival (e. g. the Waldorf Astoria Tower, the converted Bikini Building, The Lux Cinemas, etc. ), but besides these glamorous hot-spots, this tour also includes stops at the world renowned Helmut Newton Foundation, the C/O Gallery, the Theatre of the West (which served as West Berlin's opera house until the Deutsche Oper was completed in the 1960s), the famous "Paris Bar", the infamous "Scharzes Cafe", down through Berlin's version of Chinatown and through the picturesque Bleibtreustrasse, featuring some of Berlin's most splendid apartment buildings from the turn of the century, past the fully destroyed but rebuilt Synagogue on Fasanenstrasse, past the erstwhile homes of many celebrities such as Asta Nielsen, and ends at Fasanenplatz.
Meeting outside the newly restored Zoo Palace, we'll have a quick peek at the Bikini Building, from which you get an excellent view inside the monkey area of Berlin's Zoo.
Next, we'll walk down Kantstrasse, past the Delphi Palace, The Theatre of the West and Paris Bar. In the middle of Chinatown, we'll make a left into pretty Bleibtreustrasse, then turning left again towards Savigny Square.
Eventually, we'll reach Fasanenstrasse with its Synagogue and the so-called "witch house", walking down that street, lined with splendid, sumptuous turn of the century buildings and ending our tour on Fasanenplatz, near the erstwhile home of Heinrich Mann.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In front of Zoo Palast, just outside the main entrance (to get there: use bus lines 100, 200, or subway lines 2 and 9).
End location: Fasanenplatz (near subway line 9/ Spichern Street/ University of Fine Arts).
Duration: 3 hours
My time, my expertise, and my services as your private guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 EUR - if requested: drinks, lunch, tea break (e.g. at Paris Bar, etc.)
Any personal purchases or expenses, public transport fares, taxi fares, as well as car hire plus driver (if applicable)
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am only able to guide groups up to four people through historical monuments and museums.